Highway 79 closed north of Pinson after crash

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Published: Oct. 15, 2021 at 8:19 PM CDT|Updated: Oct. 16, 2021 at 11:32 AM CDT
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JEFFERSON COUNTY, Ala. (WBRC) - Authorities in Jefferson County say Alabama Highway 79 is closed in both directions in the northern part of the county after a head on collision.

According to a new report from Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, the crash happened in the 9400 block of Highway 79. That’s north of Pinson, but before the Blount County line.

According to Jefferson County, shortly before 7:00 p.m. on Friday, October 15, deputies were dispatched to the 9400 block of Highway 79 in North East Jefferson County to investigate an automobile accident involving two vehicles. 

Deputies said it appeared as though a vehicle heading northbound crossed over into the southbound lane, striking another vehicle head-on. 

The 44-year-old driver of the northbound vehicle was transported to UAB by helicopter. His condition has not been updated.

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